PJ91 Choctaw Randall Chitto pottery bear with drum
Native American Choctaw Randall Chitto created this pottery black bear figure beating a drum, leather pouch is at the neck and drum beater is in the left paw. 8" tall
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Chitto grew up in Chicago after his family moved from Choctaw reservation in Mississippi. He is well known for his pottery effigies. He traditionally builds turtles, the keeper of stories and history. In this instance, however, he has created a bear with a drum, a beater and a pouch hanging from a strap around its neck. Randy claims to have been making art since he was a small child, drawing designs in the dirt under the porch of his Mississippi home. "I never wanted to be a doctor or lawyer. It was always just art. I could feel something inside me wanting and needing to be expressed."